Kill! begins in Joshu in March of 1833. A young farmer named Hanjirō Tabata enters the dilapidated town during a dust storm.
On June 1, 2010, the Criterion Collection released Kill! on DVD. Kihachi Okamoto directed the film starring Tatsuya Nakadai, Etsushi Takahashi, and Yuriko Hoshi.
Ugetsu begins in 16th Century Japan. It is a period of civil war where the countryside is filled with soldiers from both sides who prey upon the innocent civilians for their own pleasure and gain.
On June 6, 2017, the Criterion Collection released Ugetsu on DVD. Kenji Mizoguchi directed the film starring Masayuki Mori, Machiko Kyô, and Kinuyo Tanaka.